Lenova: Officially Distinguishing Itself As The Biggest PC Scumbag!

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  1. OV

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    How to remove Superfish
    and its certificate from your Lenovo® PC

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    What is Superfish?
    Superfish is a piece of software that Lenovo has admitted to pre-installing on many of its laptops to "enhance the shopping experience" of its users. However, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team calls Superfish a "man-in-the-middle attack" because of how it "intercepts users' web traffic to provide targeted advertisements."


    Why is Superfish so dangerous?
    Superfish snoops in on your web browsing and secretly slips ads into webpages. But the really dangerous part is that it's pre-installed with root certificate authority, which allows it to impersonate any server's security certificate.


    If this certificate is compromised by hackers, you could be tricked into logging in to a fake website and giving hackers your password. Because of Superfish, any of your accounts—including encrypted bank accounts—could be easily compromised.




    Which computers are affected?
    According to Lenovo, Superfish may have been pre-installed
    on the following models:

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    E Series:

    G Series:

    S Series:

    U Series:

    Y Series:

    Z Series:

    Edge Series:

    Flex Series:

    MIIX Series:

    YOGA Series:

    E10-30

    G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45, G40-80

    S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S435, S20-30, S20-30Touch

    U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch

    Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70, Y40-80, Y70-70

    Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70, Z70-80

    Edge 15

    Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 Pro, Flex 10

    MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11, MIIX 3 1030

    YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11, YOGA3 Pro

    Source: Lenovo




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    Will restoring from a backup help?
    Superfish has been pre-installed by Lenovo. Therefore, restoring your computer to factory condition from either a backup partition or a backup DVD will not solve the problem if Superfish is also part of your backup. Superfish would only be reinstalled, too.

    So if you ever use a backup to restore your system, you may need to again remove Superfish and its root security certificate from your system.




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    Remove Superfish now
    To remove the Superfish program and its certificate from your computer,
    please use this free tool from Lenovo:

    DOWNLOAD Superfish Removal Tool
    This tool will also remove any Superfish certificates
    from Mozilla Firefox® and Thunderbird®.
     
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    sounds phishy.
     
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    I'm shocked, shocked that the Chinese would fuck with computers and put spyware on them.

     
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    U.S. Computer Readiness team. I bet they got some cool uniforms, eh?
     
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    Which computers are affected?
    According to Lenovo, Superfish may have been pre-installed On he following models:

    All of them
     
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    They gotta rent a uhaul for all the pussy they're hauling in.
     
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    I'm imagining an underground headquarters with stainless steel doors. And sexy female security guards in catsuits.
     
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    If you download superfish removal tool how ya know if its just not adding more junk on your computer?
     
  10. OV

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    it was an alert and direct from AVG
     
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    Man, buying a red Chinee computer ... what could go wrong?
     
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    We do the same shit - probably worse, too. Only difference is we're better at it. :jj:
     
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    Who are in the Czech Republic. (Claimed HQ in Netherlands.). Good luck.
     
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    oh ferchrisssake..
     
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    I'd be willing to bet other companies are involved in similar bullshit.
     
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    Good thing IBM sold the rest of the x86 biz to those fucking commies.